Schedule Your Free Consultation
The first step to restoring your smile with our 100% ceramic NobelPearl implants from Nobel Biocare is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfano. During this meeting, we’ll review the pros and cons of your available options. If you decide that metal-free implants are the right solution for your smile, we’ll begin to craft your treatment plan.
One of the most impressive benefits of NobelPearl implants is their low plaque affinity. In other words, they’re highly resistant to developing plaque. This is crucial for your health because the bacteria that cause tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontitis survive by consuming plaque.
Placing Your Implant
Once your treatment plan is ready, you’ll be ready to return to our office so Dr. Alfano can surgically place the all-ceramic implant fixture. This is a minor procedure that he performs in our office. Even though the process is quick and nearly painless, Dr. Alfano can provide dental sedation to relieve any stress you might be feeling during the procedure.
Your jaw will develop a natural bond with the implant fixture through a process called osseointegration. NobelPearl implants have a textured surface designed to encourage osseointegration. They achieve this using their exclusive hydrophilic sand-blasted and acid-etched ZERAFIL™ process.
Your Attractive Implant Crown
As soon as your jawbone has become fully acclimated to the implant fixture, Dr. Alfano will place your beautiful restoration. We feature ultra translucent zirconia crowns created by our local Katana™ milling center.
Katana crowns are layered to emulate the sparkling white translucence of your natural teeth. Once the crown is attached, you’ll be ready to show off your new smile to the world.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a whole arch of missing teeth with dental implants. You don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. For example, as few as four implants can be used to provide a full, permanent set of upper or lower teeth.
Our Newport Beach dentist will consider several factors as he develops a personalized treatment plan for you, including how many teeth you’re replacing, the density of your jawbone, and the health of your gums. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfano to find out more about our implant solutions and how we can help you.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
Placing your implant is a minor procedure that’s performed right here in our office in Newport Beach, CA. Even though the process is quick and nearly painless, Dr. Alfano can provide you with an anesthetic. Dental sedation is also an option for patients to relieve any stress you may experience during the procedure. There will be some swelling and discomfort following the procedure, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen. Ice packs are also helpful to reduce swelling.